|Passengers queue up for security check at Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport. — VNA/VNS Photo Thành Chung|
HÀ NỘI — Nội Bài Airport in Hà Nội and Tân Sơn Nhất Airport in HCM City are still recording high passenger numbers, despite the official end of the Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday.
Statistics revealed that there were over 540 flights at Nội Bài International Airport, 169 domestic and 376 international, on Friday. The total number of passengers during the day was estimated at 86,000.
During the holiday period, the highest number of flights and passengers was recorded on January 18, with 550 flights carrying 92,500 passengers.
It is expected that these figures will continue on the rise until Sunday this week.
Reports from Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport said that the facility recorded nearly 150,000 passengers on Friday, a record since the Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday began.
A representative from the airport said: “According to the plans and data from airlines, the growth in the number of passengers will continue for the next two days.”
There were 916 flights, 459 departures and 457 arrivals, at Tân Sơn Nhất on Friday.
Regarding road transport, Hà Nội Transport Station JSC said that during the peak Tết period from January 11 to 26, the capital city’s major coach stations - Giáp Bát, Mỹ Đình and Gia Lâm - saw over 23,489 operating vehicles, an increased of 170 per cent compared to last year.
The stations also added 989 more coaches in response to the rising demand.
The total number of passengers recorded during this peak period was 239,602, nearly five-fold the number last year.
The number of coach passengers peaked on January 19, with 29,957 people across the three coach stations. — VNS